Pedestrian accidents are a major problem in Colorado and across the entire country. Whether someone is trying to cross the road while walking their dog or decides to get some exercise or walk to work, there are many benefits that come with walking and reasons why people decide to walk. Sadly, some of them are struck by a vehicle and their entire life changes in an instant. Sometimes, these accidents prove fatal and it is important to be aware of just how many lives are claimed each year.
Car accidents can happen at any time, but there are certain days and times of day when an accident might be more likely. For example, there may be occasionally be more drunk drivers on the road on Friday nights, since people do not have to wake up for work the next morning and are celebrating the arrival of the weekend. Our law firm believes it is essential for drivers to be cautious at all times, but it is a good idea to be particularly mindful at certain times of day and night.
Motor vehicle collisions happen in all sorts of ways and the details vary from one accident to the next. Sometimes, a drunk driver causes a crash, but many other factors can lead to a wreck, such as fatigue and ice on the roads. Unfortunately, many happen to involve a large truck or a bus and these collisions are especially devastating in many cases. It can take large truck drivers much longer to slow down, which can greatly increase the odds of someone passing away or suffering an injury. Moreover, we know that many people in Broomfield and other parts of Colorado have been killed or injured because of the massive size of these trucks.
During the winter months, strong storms can bring down power lines, which presents a number of risks. Aside from the risk of electrical shock, this hazard can also increase the chances of a motor vehicle accident. If you need to drive during strong winds or blizzard conditions, it is important for you to be mindful of the different risks that may be present on the road.
When a family loses someone they love to a drunk driver, a whirlwind of hardships may ensue. Not only is unimaginable emotional pain common, but many also face financial difficulties due to funeral expenses and other costs. To make things worse, this problem can be particularly widespread during December as people celebrate the holidays. If your loved one's life was taken by a drunk driver, it is vital for you to seek justice.
When someone is hit by a car, their life may change in various ways, whether they sustain an immobilizing injury or take on costly medical bills. However, car accidents can be particularly devastating for parents when their children are injured in a crash. Sadly, some parents have had to face the unimaginable pain that comes with losing a child due to someone else’s reckless driving. If you and your child are struggling with the aftermath of an auto collision, it is vital to go over your options closely.
There are many aspects of traffic collisions that victims have to consider, such as recovering from the physical consequences of a crash (broken bones, lacerations, etc.) to addressing the emotional and even financial ramifications (hospital bills, missed work). If you were involved in a traffic collision recently, it is important to remember that there are even more factors you may want to take into consideration. For example, it would probably be a good idea to watch what you share on social media, particularly if you anticipate legal action or filing an insurance claim.
Any type of traffic collision can result in the loss of life or cause serious injuries. However, those which include a large truck, such as a semi truck or a delivery truck, can be particularly troublesome. Unfortunately, trucks of this size pose a serious risk to other people on the road when truck drivers lose control for whatever reason. Sometimes, these trucks also flip over, which can cause a truck to careen into another vehicle or pose a serious threat laying on its side in the middle of the road. Our firm knows how difficult these collisions can be for victims who are directly involved and their family members too, in some cases.
Drivers have to keep an eye out for all sorts of hazards when they get in their vehicle, such as roads covered in ice or other drivers failing to follow the rules of the road. However, there are certain risk factors that could affect drivers who are very concerned about traffic safety when they get behind the wheel, such as poor eyesight and visual disturbances. Regrettably, the victims of an accident may face the same hardships regardless of the reason why they were hit, from those which affect them financially (medical costs, lost wages), physically (broken bones, pain), and mentally (PTSD, depression, etc.). If you were hit by a driver who could not see the road properly, you should firmly defend your rights.
Drivers have to pay attention to many things while on the road, from the speed limit to signs and reckless behavior of other drivers. However, it is also crucial to watch out for any distractions that could make a crash more likely. Our law firm knows that cell phones are a common cause of distracted driving, but there are many other different distractions that can interfere with someone's ability to operate their vehicle safely. In order to reduce the chances of a crash, it is pivotal for you to watch out for these risks.